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Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Be Back As the Terminator 245

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sfcrazy writes "Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to movies after his role as Governator of California and the legendary actor is all set to play the role of The Terminator once again — the character which turned him into an icon. Schwarzenegger told the fan site TheArnoldFans.com, 'I'm very happy that the studios want me to be in Terminator 5 and to star as the Terminator.'"
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Will Be Back As the Terminator

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  • Much awaited.. (Score:5, Informative)

    by vencs (1937504) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:05PM (#44002461)
    Paycheck
    • by roman_mir (125474) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:17PM (#44002565) Homepage Journal

      He'll be back...

      for it.

    • Re:Much awaited.. (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Elbereth (58257) <krachtm@yahoo.com> on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:26PM (#44002633) Homepage Journal

      Yeah, I have to admit that it sounds like nothing but a paycheck. Given that the last two Terminator films were pretty forgettable, I'm hoping that they just do a reboot. Wipe everything clean, start with a brand new story, and get a real director (with a real name, not a nickname).

      If they do a reboot, they could bring in Arnie in a small role. Make him a military leader responsible for pushing through Skynet, rewarded for his years of service to the country by being the first 3D model used to create a humanoid Terminator. That could work. It would even explain why he's 60-65 years old, yet the Terminator looks half that age. See? It's not hopeless. It's just incredibly unlikely that this will turn into a good film.

      • by seededfury (699094) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:36PM (#44002715) Homepage
        forgettable indeed. I thought there were only 2 movies............
      • Re:Much awaited.. (Score:5, Insightful)

        by jurco (2851147) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @09:19PM (#44003039)

        I'm hoping that they just do a reboot. Wipe everything clean, start with a brand new story, and get a real director (with a real name, not a nickname).

        Why would you wipe one of the most well-known and coolest stories in the whole genre? That would just be asking for trouble. This isn't Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Judge Dredd or Total Recall - i.e. the source material is the movie. Wipe everything clean, and you might as well not even be making a Terminator movie. I hope I never see the day when the first two are remade. If you must "reboot", "reboot" bad movies that could/should have been good (Daredevil and Resident Evil come immediately to mind).

        • Re:Much awaited.. (Score:5, Informative)

          by Big Hairy Ian (1155547) on Friday June 14, 2013 @04:34AM (#44004989)

          i.e. the source material is the movie.

          Actually the source material is "Soldier" by Harlan Ellison http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldier_(The_Outer_Limits) [wikipedia.org]

          • by unitron (5733)

            i.e. the source material is the movie.

            Actually the source material is "Soldier" by Harlan Ellison http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldier_(The_Outer_Limits) [wikipedia.org]

            From the write-up of that script, I don't really see the connection.

            Ellison's time travel was accidental, and neither soldier was deliberately sent back to eliminate a present problem by killing off that problem's ancestors and preventing his or her birth.

            It's kind of like saying that if you make a movie about people rebuilding after losing a war you have to pay royalties to Margret Mitchell because she wrote "Gone With The Wind".

            I think Ellison just got some "go away" money out of the movie company.

          • by TWiTfan (2887093)

            Actually the source material is "Soldier" by Harlan Ellison http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldier_(The_Outer_Limits) [wikipedia.org] [wikipedia.org]

            BULLSHIT. Just because Ellison is sue-happy doesn't make the minor resemblances between his works and the many people he's sued anything more than just coincidental results of writers reusing common sci-fi tropes. If anyone has the right to complain, it's Phillip Dick. Terminator 1, particularly in Reese's flash-forwards, draws way more heavily from "Second Variety" than from anything else (the new Battlestar Galactica did too).

            Ellison is, was, and will always be an overrated hack. I would say that he's no

      • Yeah, I have to admit that it sounds like nothing but a paycheck. Given that the last two Terminator films were pretty forgettable, I'm hoping that they just do a reboot. Wipe everything clean, start with a brand new story, and get a real director (with a real name, not a nickname).

        I might have found a script for a concept. It already contains a lot of the elements of successful action / adventure / sci-fi movies. It just needs a bit of polishing such as a rewrite refocusing on Arnold's character and higher production values. Terminator: X25 [youtube.com].

      • If they do a reboot, they could bring in Arnie in a small role. Make him a military leader responsible for pushing through Skynet, rewarded for his years of service to the country by being the first 3D model used to create a humanoid Terminator. That could work. It would even explain why he's 60-65 years old, yet the Terminator looks half that age.

        Like this? [youtube.com]

      • by Luckyo (1726890)

        No worries. They'll just put so much make up on that he'll look like he's in his twenties. Sorta.

        Remember this is hollywood. Everything is fake.

    • by bratwiz (635601) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @09:57PM (#44003287)

      "Are you Sarah Connor?"

      "Yes..."

      "Uh... I forgot why I'm here."

    • by mrmeval (662166)

      YES PAYCHECK! YES! CGI PLASTIQUE SURGERY!

      What we won't see is:
      Good acting from the cast other than Arnold.
      Good script
      Tastefully and expertly used CGI
      Good script
      A final ending to the madness!

    • by hairyfeet (841228)
      Dude did you WATCH Terminator 4? The only way they are gonna save that franchise is to bring Arnie back, Bale was laughable in T4 and I swear in parts it sounded like he was doing his batman voice, it was sooo bad, not even in the "so bad its good" but in the "would rather be at the DMV" level of stink.
  • by Red_Chaos1 (95148) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:10PM (#44002507)

    ...too old for this shit?

    All kidding aside, he's pretty aged, I can't really see him faithfully doing the Terminator as he was back in the 80's and 90's. I mean yeah, make-up and CG and all, but even then.

    • by Millennium (2451)

      Yeah, I've got to say: how much makeup do they have to DO on him nowadays?

    • They'll just put the facial-capture stuff on him, so that he can mouth out the words in his usual robotic way, and they'll slap it all onto some CG model, a la Avatar.

      In which case, why not just hire an impressionist who can do Arnie's accent on the cheap, and then map his stuff onto the CG model?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHne90OqwAg [youtube.com]

      • Re:CG Avatar (Score:4, Informative)

        by anglico (1232406) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @09:30PM (#44003127)

        I think they did this with Crispin Glover's character in Back To The Future 2, and he sued the studio for using his likeness. I can't find the article right this moment but IIRC Crispin Glover won the suit and now studios can't use an actors likeness without their permission.

      • Re: (Score:2, Informative)

        by anglico (1232406)

        From the wikipedia article:

        Dissatisfied with these plans, Glover filed a lawsuit against the producers, including Steven Spielberg, on the grounds that they neither owned his likeness nor had permission to use it. Due to Glover's lawsuit, there are now clauses in the Screen Actors Guild collective bargaining agreements which state that producers and actors are not allowed to use such methods to reproduce the likeness of other actors.[7]

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_to_the_Future_Part_II#Replacement_of_Crispin_Glover [wikipedia.org]

    • Hopefully he doesn't fall into the "been here, done that" groove that so many older action hero actors seem to fall into (I'm looking at you, Bruce Willis). It's not exciting to watch. Make it a fresh challenge and put your soul into it.
    • by Ol Olsoc (1175323)

      ...too old for this shit?

      All kidding aside, he's pretty aged, I can't really see him faithfully doing the Terminator as he was back in the 80's and 90's. I mean yeah, make-up and CG and all, but even then.

      I hear he'll be using a really tricked out Hoverround.

    • by NormHome (99305)

      After watching The Last Stand, Arnold is without a doubt too old. But if they use some Avatar like technology I'm sure they can make him as good as new, we have the technology.

      I just really hope they get a good script and some good casting, Terminator 3 was absolutely dreadful, starting with a really bad script to casting Nick Stahl as John Connor. They made his character a simpering emotional wreak and not the great leader of men who would lead mankind to overthrow Skynet. Terminator 4 was moderately bette

    • by Nyder (754090)

      ...too old for this shit?

      All kidding aside, he's pretty aged, I can't really see him faithfully doing the Terminator as he was back in the 80's and 90's. I mean yeah, make-up and CG and all, but even then.

      All the big action stars of the 80's that keep on putting out movies, even though they are old as fuck, needs to stop. Serious, it's as bad as watching Mick Jagger dance around for the last decade. There is a time to stop, and it's in your 50's.

      Not saying they can't still do movies, they can. But as action stars? No.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:10PM (#44002515)

    We've already had four terminator movies with the last decent one being the 2nd movie. The third was just an excuse to get a female terminator with big boobs killing people, the 4th movie was horrendous, and for crying out loud the tv show Sarah Connor chronicles was better then the movies in some aspects. I mean whats the story going to be this time, they make new T-800's that look like senior citizens to invade the care home where John Connor is in and kill him with false terminator teeth?

    • by Longjmp (632577)

      I mean whats the story going to be this time, they make new T-800's that look like senior citizens to invade the care home [...]

      Terminator on wheelchair. Now that would be some new idea ;)

      • by NoNonAlphaCharsHere (2201864) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:42PM (#44002753)

        Terminator on wheelchair. Now that would be some new idea

        Been done. They're called Daleks.

        • Bah, traditional Daleks have been done to death. Someone needs to take them in a new direction.

          What about this: Dalek Beauty Salon.

          Dalek: Missus Moneypenny....you skin looks.....awful .....I have warned you..... now we EXFOLIATE... EXFOLIATE ... EXFOLIATE

          Dalek: Do you find ... your appearance ... agree..able?

          Missus Moneypenny: Oh, rather!

    • I didn't bother with the fourth terminator after being thoroughly underwhelmed by the third. I will pass on this one too, I won't pay money to see a wrinkly flabby terminator.

    • The third was just an excuse to get a female terminator with big boobs

      Mmmm nope, not seeing the downside...

    • Inflatable boobies!

    • Terminator never terminates. Btw, what role is he going to play? Robots are not supposed to age...
      • by sir-gold (949031)

        It's the new sleeper-agent model, it's designed to to age naturally so that doesn't look suspicious after living in the same neighborhood for 20 years (common problem with androids and immortals)

    • by fermion (181285)
      I suspect it will have the quality of A Good Day to Die Hard or Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the crystal skull. Unlike WIllis and Ford, Schwazenager does not have a lot fo actually good movies behind him to make up for such a horrible movie.
    • by jason777 (557591)
      The third was just an excuse to get a female terminator with big boobs killing people

      So whats the problem again?
  • The T1065 where he reprises his role as a stout old geezer infiltration unit with a European accent polished smooth by years of hanging in Hollywood.

  • Old and Weary, the Terminator Returns once again, this time looking for a cozy retirement place. the world, however, does not agree with him...

  • by MetalliQaZ (539913) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:14PM (#44002549)

    ... Episode I? ... Hangover 3? ... Fast Five? ... Twilight 4? ... Star Trek Generations? ... Expendables 2?

    etc.

    • I liked Expendables 2, it was fun.. not a *great* movie, but fun.. Having been dragged to the various Twilight movies, I do think the last one was probably the best (because it is over).
    • by isorox (205688)

      ... Episode I? ... Hangover 3? ... Fast Five? ... Twilight 4? ... Star Trek Generations? ... Expendables 2?

      etc.

      Expendebles 2 has a scene where Arnie is not impressed by a smart car. How can you say it's a bad film?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2UtgJlfKiA [youtube.com]

      "My shoe is bigger than this car"

      And Generations had Whoopi Goldberg AND Malcolm McDowell, and is therefore a win.

  • by cervesaebraciator (2352888) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:17PM (#44002575)
    Terminator 5: Geriatric Day
    Terminator 5: Rise of the Mobility Aids
    Terminator 5: Prescription
    • by dicobalt (1536225) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:33PM (#44002689)
      Terminator 5: Cane and the Disabled
    • by cervesaebraciator (2352888) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:43PM (#44002757)
      John Connor discovers that the T-800 series was not originally developed as a war machine at all. In fact, early developments in cybernetics were intended to help an increasingly elderly population cope with geriatric diseases. (In fact, the T in T-800 refers to a testosterone pump implanted directly into the body, the first major modification to be attempted.) One such man, an actor with influential connections in government, was able to steadily have body parts replaced as he aged, attempting to prevent the inevitable degradation of his once Mr. Universe quality body. Later iterations of the T-800 would be based upon this man, who developed the models in an attempt to develop eternally vigilant guards to prevent incursions on his lawn by neighborhood children.
  • Conan (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:17PM (#44002577)

    My film-loving internal child still laments his passing on the "Crown of Iron" Conan script. Would have been directed by Millius, the genius behind the original film. Still one of my favorite movies of all time.

    • Re:Conan (Score:5, Informative)

      by crazybit (918023) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @10:21PM (#44003433)
      From the article:

      Schwarzenegger also told TheArnoldFans, "We start shooting in January and I'm also going to do 'King Conan'. To play that role and also to do another 'Twins' movie. I feel very proud of that. I feel very happy and I'm looking forward to doing those films."

      I guess he will be doing Conan AND a sequel for "Twins".
  • The Terminator must be the only robot that gets wrinklier as time passes...
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:37PM (#44002721)

    with English subtitles

    The Passion of The Terminator

  • by Bigbutt (65939) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:39PM (#44002745) Homepage Journal

    I didn't even know there was a 4, much less a 5 coming.

    [John]

  • He couldn't stand up to a bunch of pansy Democrats in California. He's lost all credibility.
  • by houbou (1097327) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:47PM (#44002799) Journal
    • Terminator 5: Rise of the Elderly
    • Terminator 5: The Fall of the Depends
    • Terminator 5: PayCheck Required
    • Terminator 5: Much Ado about Nothing
    • Terminator 5: Geritolics
    • Terminator 5: Super Poligrip's Revenge
    • Possible catch phrases:

      "Come with me if you want to retire!"

      "Come with me if you want to play bingo!"

      "Come with me if you want to go to a buffet!"
  • Terminator 5: PoliGriptic Day
  • by cstacy (534252) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @08:52PM (#44002833)
    Summer Glau
  • Terminator 5: The Governator's Return
    Terminator 5: Californicator's Back
  • The only part I thought was actually cool
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7YYfgx_cHo [youtube.com]

    They could do the next film this way. Better than putting Ahnuld in front of the camera.

  • I'm one of the few who actually likes Terminator 3 and somehow, god knows how he was for the most part - pretty damn convincing in the movie. He really didn't appear old in the movie, definitely pulled it off but T3 itself was a decade ago. I saw him in Expendables 2 and,... I mean yeah it was fun and stupid but he was starting to really really look his age. Even his line delivery seemed off.

  • I for one more than welcome the Governator T1, T2 and T3 were great sci-fi, wonderful time travel paradox films and fantastic examples of the genre. The first 3 films were solid story telling with a solid and consistent POV. Brilliant. Not great, but brilliant. Each movie was a solid 7.5 to 8 out of 10 compared to movies like Fast & Furious or Abrams' Star Trek. T5 is something I would see opening weekend just like i did with the dismal failure of T4 which despite it's name and hype was not a terminato
  • If he commits to getting back in shape big time, in the same way that Stalone has, he could have another 10 years of action films before he has to actually branch out into parts that fit his age. Yes, it would probably require steroids. No, I don't care.

    Unfortunately, they'll probably just use him to draw crowds and either give him glorified cameo's or simply make him look younger with digital effects, neither of which would be a good thing.

    • by iggymanz (596061)

      he is 65 and looks 65, as for "get into shape" he still has large muscles where most slashdotters don't even have places.

  • by Megahard (1053072) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @09:51PM (#44003253)

    So that makes him the Exterminator.

  • Forget Terminator (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ArcadeMan (2766669) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @09:56PM (#44003281)

    If I were him I'd sign with Fox to do McBain [wikia.com] movies. A parody of himself played by himself. I think it could be hilarious, especially given his age. Sort of the "I-won't-ever-retire" cop that's only a shadow of his former glory.

    • Sort of the "I-won't-ever-retire" cop that's only a shadow of his former glory.

      You mean, The Last Action Hero [imdb.com]?

      /me ducks

    • I have fond memories of watching The Villain as a child, in which he plays a character named Handsome Stranger. I recall enjoying the Loony Toons antics in it, as a kid.

      • by Virtucon (127420)

        It wasn't a bad movie and it even had Kirk Douglas in it. [imdb.com] It had some scenes that were a little over the top but better than Dudley Do-Right [wikipedia.org] You can smell that movie all the way back to the 90s.

        If you want to see something that wasn't ever worth the celluloid it was printed on, you have to see the Hercules in New York [imdb.com] where his voice was dubbed throughout the film and all he did was look er, like a buffoon. [youtube.com]

        • Hercules in New York may have actually been his first film that I saw.

          As a child, I woke up rather early one day, and groggily thought it was a good idea to just go ahead, get up, and start my day...at 3am. So, I hopped down off my bunk and past my younger brother who was still fast asleep, exited our shared bedroom, plopped down in front of the TV, and enjoyed a little Hercules, not knowing at all what it was.

          At about 4am, my dad finished up with some work he was doing in his office, and, hearing the TV, w

    • The Batman movie where he played Mr. Freeze had a great chance of him saying,"Ice to meet you.", but it didn't.
  • The only way this would work is as a face-capture-CGI role. He just couldn't pull it off physically. Sorry, but he's just too old and out of shape. Even if you have him bulked up under clothing, his face is too aged to believably do the role.

    If I remember right, they were wanting to do a second trio of movies. So with 4 done, we're looking at a possible 5 and 6. I'd like to think that 6 would be the final, with one side or the other finally winning. As for 5, why not go way back in time? Try to kn
  • They should pick someone who looks younger, like Mr. Burns.

  • by huckamania (533052) on Thursday June 13, 2013 @11:08PM (#44003671) Journal

    Act 1:
    In Eastern Europe, a handful of partisans still fight SkyNet and an army of robots. It's a desperate fight and the landscape is filled with the wreckage of a former age. One group is led by Ahnuld. He's crafty and careful having lived through the worst of times. His crew look up to him as a father and would follow him into hell.
    Called before the supreme council, it's Eastern Europe remember, one member of his crew is denounced. It's all a ruse to get him and his group to sign up for a high-risk, end the war in Europe mission. He agrees but not before telling everyone of them 'I'll be back'.
    Act 2:
    Getting there is the hardest part. Sneaking through wrecked cities and desolate wastelands, half empty aquifers and collapsed rail tunnels, fighting and dying heroically to preserve the mission and each other, the rag tag group makes its way to... CERN. The idyllic countryside has been devastated. In its place are ruined behemoths and the rusted hulks of war machines. But SkyNet lives here, at least the part aware of the European theatre and they are there to destroy it.
    Act 3:
    Is where it really gets good. Also, there's a twist ending. Really, this movie could win awards. That's how good the ending is. Even your Mom is going to like it. I'd tell you, but it would ruin it for you. I'm doing you a favor.

  • He has to pay off Maria, so he's willing to take on any role that will bring a paycheck. They should have stopped after T2.

    Oh well, if there's a buck to be made Hollywood will squeeze it out somehow.

  • Three was good, not OK. I'd give it a 6.5/10. Probably a whole 1/2 point for the way they tied the whole franchise together. But, I thought the sexbot thing was overdone.

    Four was a great look at the SkyNet future; maybe 7/10. I suspect that Bale-fatigue has more to do w/ it's low rating than the film itself. Much in the same way the *excellent* Tom Cruise flick Minority Report suffered from the haters.

    I just think it's odd that people would say either of those films suck since by no standard would I gi

  • by Tyr07 (2300912) on Friday June 14, 2013 @02:39AM (#44004501)

    Terminator 5 - I'm back.
    Terminator 5 - Did I say I'd be back?
    Terminator 5 - What?

    He might have aged but he;'s done it well. Makeup can easily make him look just as old as he was in t2.
    I'm confident that they COULD do a proper salute to Terminator 2 by not making the fifth movie completely crap.
    He did an amazing job in other movies, Total Recall as an example. He plays his role well, as long as they get a director that knows how to make
    the most of him. James Cameron should direct it. It should be a continued story from Terminator 2, ignoring some of the plot devices in the 3rd and 4th one.
    Like the giant human like robot? Really? Logic would dictate that a design like that would be ineffective at killing comparitively to the resources spent on construction.
    Give us more of the dark apocalyptic future we saw in Terminator 2. It had the perfect atmosphere, that's what we want to see.

    Give us the survival, the moving at night only to reduce detection, run down, living in tunnels metro 2033 styled movie.
    Do NOT give us the fighting a giant humanoid robot during daylight.
    During the day, thermal imaging would be less effective but visual optics would easily identify movement.
    At night, yes, thermal technically would operate better due to higher contrasts in temperatures, but there's ways to mess with that, and
    blasting infrared light everywhere to see your targets gives away the location of the machine, so that's what I think we expect as viewers, mostly night time, living in tunnels survivalists fighting the machines, just like we saw in terminator 2.

    Can you tell that I'm still hung up on how good terminator 2 was?

  • by Anarchduke (1551707) on Friday June 14, 2013 @02:41AM (#44004515)
    ze Uzi 9 millimeter. And you vill throw in a pack of depends. I leak oil.

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